One person, believed to be an Uber driver, was killed and another person was critically injured in a two-vehicle collision Saturday in South Los Angeles. Photo via OnScene.TV.
Firefighters work to free a trapped passenger in an Uber car in which the driver was killed. Photo via OnScene.TV.

A woman Uber driver was killed and her trapped passenger suffered critical injuries as two people from the other car in the crash ran from the South Los Angeles scene Saturday.

The crash was reported at 3:36 a.m. at Arlington Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, according to a desk officer at the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Bureau.

The car that collided with the Uber car had been northbound on Arlington Avenue, while the Uber driver and passenger were eastbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, when they crashed at the intersection, according to Officer Liliana Preciado of the LAPD’s Media Relations Section.

The Uber driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Her trapped passenger had to be extricated from the vehicle and was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition, said Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Police did not disclose why the two people from the other car may have fled from the scene.

According to sources at the scene, the Uber motorist had been driving a black Honda Accord, abnd the other car was a silver Infinity sedan.

—City News Service

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